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ADELAIDE, Australia - Australia's Cameron Meyer of the Garmin-Cervelo team secured his first Tour Down Under crown following a dramatic last stage won by Britain's Ben Swift.

Meyer took an eight-second lead on fellow Australian Matthew Goss into the final stage of the race on Sunday, a 90 km street criterium in which 16 bonus seconds were on offer.

And despite the efforts of Goss's HTC-Highroad team to take bonus seconds at the two intermediate sprints, Garmin-Cervelo heaped the pressure on throughout the race to keep Meyer in the ochre jersey by just two seconds.

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